President Muhammadu Buhari expresses sadness over loss of 341 lives in South Africa flood.
Written by News Room on April 16, 2022
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the flood disasters in Kwazulu Natal Province of South Africa that have so far claimed 341 lives, saying he was unspeakably devastated.
Reacting to the calamity on Friday in Abuja in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said he was greatly shocked by this large-scale natural disaster which has caused widespread sufferings and fatalities in the sister country.
He explained that, the disruption of water and electricity supply, as well as the destruction of homes, makes this natural disaster one of the worst in recent memory.
While extending his sympathy to the government and people of South Africa, President Buhari urged other African leaders to work together towards developing common and effective strategies for improving emergency management response systems that will help us significantly reduce the human and economic impacts of natural disasters and impending climate change.